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Cabbage Treat!!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by krazeepolack, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. krazeepolack

    krazeepolack Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had 1/2 a head of uncooked cabbage in the fridge that I had not finished. My chickens have been just slightly leary of new treats [​IMG] (just short of 3 months old) so I thought, "what the heck"-why not? Waste not, want not, right? I shredded some, & also put some in two hanging cages so they could peck @ it. Only one chicken went to the cages & jumped away as soon as she picked @ it. [​IMG] The tiny bell may have scared her away. I tossed the shredded cabbage out, then the feeding frenzy began!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] What a kick in the slats to sit & watch!!![​IMG] [​IMG] Previously, on another day, I had tried cucumbers, but they seemed to ignore them @ the time. Later, entering the run, I saw not a trace of cucumber! Hm! I wonder what else is in that fridge??
     
  2. ladybug99

    ladybug99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hang the whole head from a beam in the run... keeps them busy for days.....I also do that with brocolli and cauliflower... did it with a pumpkin today they went wild:p
     
  3. krazeepolack

    krazeepolack Chillin' With My Peeps

    SOUNDS interesting. [​IMG] I'll give the "whole item" thing a try soon.
     
  4. johnschiks

    johnschiks Out Of The Brooder

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    how do you hang the cabbage? just run a string through the middle?
     
  5. ladybug99

    ladybug99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I grow them in my garden so they have a sizable stem so I tie up the stem.... if i don't have a big stem..I seperate a few leaves from the cut stalk on the bottom and tie it up that way.. they will eat every single bit of it.
     
  6. maggiemooscluckers

    maggiemooscluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I hang mine from a small rope with a large eyehook attached. Most if not all vegetables and fruit can be screwed on the screw. It then hangs in the run and the chickens peck until it's gone. I have put corn ears, tomatoes, cabbage, watermellon, and any other things that have a core or tough peeling. It keeps them busy for quite a while.
     
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I have tried the whole cabbage idea several times. So far I have not one chicken show an interest.
     
  8. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine just let the cabbage sit for about a week before I threw it out for the wildlife.
     

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